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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

NA Chairman’s visit to Cuba to reinforce bilateral relations: ambassador

Updated: 10:22’ - 17/04/2023
The upcoming official visit from April 18 to Cuba by National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will help further strengthen the two countries’ relations in multiple spheres as well as the ties between the two parliaments, said Cuba Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolás Hernández Guillén.

Cuba Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolás Hernández Guillén in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency__Photo: VNA

According to the ambassador, Chairman Hue is scheduled to deliver a speech at the Cuban parliament on April 19, which will coincide with the anniversary of Cuba’s Giron Victory (April 19, 1961) and the opening of the 10th-tenure Cuban parliament’s first session after the parliamentary elections on March 26.

The two countries boast fraternity, solidarity, and consistent mutual support during the struggle for independence, sovereignty safeguarding, and development, he noted, elaborating that Cuba supported Vietnam’s fight for national liberation, and when it is facing difficulties at present, Vietnam has also given assistance to and shown its solidarity with the Cuban people.

Cuba and Vietnam have many cooperation fields of economic complementarity. The Southeast Asian nation has supplied a number of essential commodities, especially rice, along with many technological products for Cuba, helping the Latin American country guarantee food security and stabilize equipment supply. Meanwhile, Cuba also produces many world-famous products, including traditional ones like cigar and rum and products of the genetic, biological, and pharmaceutical technologies, Hernández Guillén went on.

Fidel Castro, then First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba's Central Committee and Prime Minister of Cuba, holds the flag of the Khe Sanh Corps of the Tri Thien - Hue liberation troops when visiting Quang Tri province on September 15, 1973__Photo: VNA

Talking about parliamentary cooperation, he noted the two legislative bodies boast long-standing and extensive relations, via which Vietnam can boost sharing development experience with Cuba.

During Chairman Hue’s visit, the two sides will also discuss many cooperation areas and sign a number of important agreements, the diplomat added.- (VNA/VLLF)

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